4 Bedroom Traditional Mountain Chalet in Switzerland, Swiss Alps, Leysin
Situated at 1260m, with spectacular mountain views, this traditional Swiss chalet offers the choice of a spacious family home or 3 independent apartments. A year round destination - come in the winter for skiing,snowboarding and all snowsports, or in the summer for superb walking and outdoor activities in a stunning landscape.
Sky TV & internet radio available throughout. Three well-equipped kitchens offer AEG/Bosch/Miele/Panasonic machines + good coffee making facilities. Mid-level apartment has gas hob and wok burner. Laundry at garden level has Miele washing machine, condensation drier and drying room. Cots, high chairs, baby buggies, nappy changing facilities and potties are available for the youngest visitors. WiFi and Hi-speed internet points are available throughout the chalet. DVD/Video library features over 400 films in French and English. Games and books are also available. State-of-the-art communications and entertainment facilities installed with WiFi broadband and 2 flat screen LCD TVs, DVD/VCR Player/Recorders, i-Pod dock, stereo (DAB/MP3). Telephone / fax available on request. The chalet is non-smoking throughout. Smoke detectors and anti-fire precautions meet Swiss and UK standards, with a First Aid kit in each apartment. Bicycles available (adult male and female) with child safety sea
Leysin, is a high mountain village in the French-speaking Vaud canton of Switzerland, south-facing, at 1260m, overlooking the Rhône Valley. Well-known for its unique climate, claiming to be the sunniest Swiss village, with low humidity, mountains shield Leysin from cold north winds. Leysin is exceptionally friendly - part of its charm is the busy local farming community. Many of Switzerland's finest wines are produced in the neighbouring vineyards, with excellent restaurants and shops in the village and surrounding district, featuring local produce, emphasising wine, cheese, honey and mushrooms. Leysin is linked to the Rhône valley A9 motorway at Aigle by road (kept clear in winter) and a classic mountain cog railway, with fast train connections direct to Geneva city, Geneva Airport and south to Italy. Montreux, Les Diablerets, Gstaad, Les Mosses, Rougemont, Château d'Oex and Villars are close by. Leysin: a unique village, in an exceptional situation with excellent transport options.
Flights to Geneva are excellent, especially from the UK. In addition to budget airlines (contact the property owners for details on low cost flight and car hire websites) it is worth checking fares on British Airways and Swiss - both airlines offer competitive rates on this route. It can also be important to avoid peak-travel times especially during the winter season. There are generous discounts available on the Swiss Railway system for frequent travelers and families (contact the owners for details on rail travel websites). Leysin has excellent rail connections to Geneva and directly through to Geneva Airport via Aigle. The motorway system south of the North French channel ports is fast and efficient. From Geneva the motorway is excellent, bypassing Lausanne and Montreux, with superb views of Lake Geneva across to France. Total distance from Geneva airport is 125kms, and journey time around 1hr 30mins.
Nearest Train Station:
Leysin Few minutes walk
Nearest Bus Stop:
Outside the chalet Few minutes walk
Leysin (10 mins walk)
Le Bouveret, on Lake Geneva
Leysin (10 mins walk)
Aigle, Vevey and Montreux all have weekly markets
The chalet is a detached 3-floor property, in Les Esserts, a peaceful residential area at the eastern edge of Leysin village with uninterrupted mountain views to the south. Each apartment has a secure internal entrance, and external entrances are at garden level and 1st floor level at the side of the building. Accommodation comprises 4 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 living rooms, 3 dining areas (seating 6, 8 and 10), 3 kitchens and a laundry room. There are several sofa beds (for occasional use) and 2 folding beds. The top apartment living room can be used as a bedroom using a sliding wall. Baby equipment includes 3 cots, baby bath, two high-chairs and 2 push-chairs (one with portable cot). The whole chalet was extensively modernised at the beginning of 2006, including a complete refit of bathrooms and kitchens, now featuring the latest machines and gadgets.
Chalet Chimere has a pleasant, secluded garden, which is safe for children, both summer and winter. The views are superb both to the nearby Diablerets Glacier and the Rhone Valley below.
There are 2 garages available for guests, with unlimited parking nearby. During the summer and winter seasons there is a free shuttle bus which stops outside the chalet, and useful for village visits or the main ski lifts.
Conditions of Rental
The chalet is no-smoking, and unfortunately pets are not allowed. Normal terms are 25% deposit for a firm reservation, with final balance payable 8 weeks before arrival, with a nominal security deposit.
- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Washing Machine
- Beach within 30km
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons